OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is exploring plans to construct a new pharmacy research building.
College Board trustees on Thursday approved plans for Ole Miss to spend...
Former Ole Miss chancellor won’t head Florida university
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter won't be the next president of the University of South Florida.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi's interim leader, beset by calls from students and faculty to relocate a Confederate soldier monument, announced agreement Thursday that it...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi Medical Center will conduct research with a federal group to improve how emergency workers use mobile internet to provide medical care in rural...
Former Ole Miss leader could head Florida university
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter is one of four finalists to lead the University of South Florida.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new law says Mississippi can borrow money to build a long-term care facility for children with complex medical conditions.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — City leaders have approved a plan for the University of Mississippi to close a campus road for construction this summer, but only if Ole Miss reopens two other...
Wagster to receive University’s Silver EM
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Associated Press reporter Emily Wagster Pettus has been named the latest recipient of the University of Mississippi's highest journalism award, the Silver Em.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A faculty group at the University of Mississippi on Thursday added its voice to those asking that a Confederate monument be shifted from its current spot on campus, as the...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to move a Confederate statue at the University of Mississippi (all times local):
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate...
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A student government group at the University of Mississippi is calling for the relocation of a Confederate monument to the Confederate cemetery on campus.
Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82.
A spokeswoman for People's Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed...
Mississippi National Guard promotes officer to general
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi National Guard has a new general, promoting Amos P. Parker from colonel.
The guard promoted Parker on Friday. He is a Summit native who serves as the assistant adjutant general for the Army at Mississippi National Guard headquarters.
Parker entered the guard in 1986 as an infantryman in Tylertown. He was commissioned as an officer after completing the ROTC program at the University of Mississippi in 1998.
Work begins on $15.8M parking garage for children’s hospital
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Work has begun on a $15.8 million parking garage at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie says it is building the five-level 517-space parking deck, which will be located next to an expansion of the medical center's Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.
After vulgarities, college town bans bedsheet banners
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — That college-town staple, the banner spray-painted on a bedsheet, is being furled in one Mississippi town.
The Oxford Eagle reports that aldermen have voted to ban the use of bed sheets as banners in Oxford.
Ole Miss to return most of $400,000 given by Ponzi convict
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has agreed to return most of the $400,000 its athletic foundation was given by a businessman who pleaded guilty to a $100 million Ponzi scheme.
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Ole Miss to return most of $400K given by Ponzi convict
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has agreed to return about $350,000 of the $400,000 its athletic foundation was given by a businessman who pleaded guilty to a $100 million Ponzi scheme.
Ole Miss takes donor’s name off school after racist comment
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi journalism school no longer bears the name of a donor who shared a Facebook post criticized for being racist.
Parking garage could open in September in downtown Oxford
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A downtown parking garage could be finished during next football season in the city that's home to the University of Mississippi.
The Oxford Eagle reports that construction on Oxford Parking Garage started later than expected. The completion date is now projected to be late September.
Police arrest man after 2 children shot near hospital
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say a man has admitted shooting two young children near a hospital last month.
Ole Miss seeks to expand beer sales at non-athletic events
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is seeking state approval to sell beer at more locations on its Oxford campus.
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors last week approved an application by the university for resort status for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Pavilion arena and adjoining outdoor areas.
Longtime supervisor in Mississippi Delta dies after wreck
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A longtime county supervisor in the Mississippi Delta has died after a wreck, and a temporary successor will be appointed to serve the rest of his term.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that 73-year-old Robert Moore was a member of the Leflore County Board of Supervisors for three decades.
Vehicle found after 2 kids shot near Mississippi hospital
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered a vehicle and identified two persons of interest after the shooting of two young children near the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Jackson police say someone in a dark sedan shot the children, who were in the backseat of their mother's car Thursday afternoon. The mother ran them to the emergency room and they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police: 2 children shot near Mississippi hospital
Police: 2 children shot in car near Mississippi hospital
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two young children were shot Thursday in a car being driven by their mother near the University of Mississippi Medical Center, prompting the mother to pull them from the car and run them to the emergency room.
Jackson Police Chief James Davis said a 1-year-old was shot in the leg and a 3-year-old was shot in the chest Thursday afternoon. Medical center spokesman Marc Rolph said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
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Pediatric pioneer and namesake of children’s hospital dies
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The namesake of the children's hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has died.
The university announced Tuesday that Dr. Blair E. Batson had died Monday at age 98. No cause of death was stated.
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs, calls Batson "the father of organized pediatrics in Mississippi." Colleagues and successors praise Batson's learning and experience as essential in training generations of medical students.
Finance chief named interim chancellor at Ole Miss
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi administrator who's now in charge of finance and administration will be the school's interim chancellor after Jeffrey Vitter resigns.
The state College Board on Thursday in closed session named Larry Sparks to lead the university until a permanent chancellor is named.
Vitter announced last week he would step down and return to teaching effective Jan. 4. No plans for how Vitter will be replaced have yet been announced.
Kappa Alpha Theta to close chapter at Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi sorority is closing its chapter at the end of the fall semester.
The Oxford Eagle reports the Grand Council of Kappa Alpha Theta has notified members of Ole Miss' Epsilon Zeta chapter that the sorority will be shutting down.
Chapter members were notified Friday via an email from Kappa Alpha Theta President Mary Burgett Wushinske.
Mississippi study examines if marijuana can cut seizures
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A study of whether ingredients extracted from marijuana can reduce seizures in children is moving ahead in Mississippi.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center announced last week that the six-month trial began early last month, after years of bureaucratic obstacles.
Vitter stepping down as University of Mississippi chancellor
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Jeffrey Vitter will step down in January after serving three years as chancellor of the University of Mississippi, state higher education officials said in a news release Friday.
After leaving the chancellor's post Jan. 3, Vitter will remain on faculty as a tenured "distinguished professor" in the School of Engineering, according to the release from the Board of Trustees for Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.
Correction: Obit-Civil Rights Lawyer story
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a story Oct. 30 about the death of Michael Trister, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Trister had invited U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy to speak at the University of Mississippi in March 1966. Trister did not start work at the university until the fall of 1966.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Lawyer in civil rights struggle, Michael Trister, dies at 77
University of Mississippi Medical Center removes CEO
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The head of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's adult hospitals and clinics has been removed from her post.
The Clarion Ledger reported that Liz Youngblood was removed from the chief executive's position Wednesday.
Ole Miss tests dorm for mold, lets students move elsewhere
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi officials are testing the school's largest residence hall for mold and poor air quality.
Students living in 10-story Crosby Hall have been complaining for months of ailments they believe are related to mold or dust problems. The dorm has space for nearly 700 women.
Ole Miss to honor late Miss America for $1.6M donation
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will honor a former Miss America and her husband after the couple's daughter gave more than $1.6 million of her parents' money to the university.
Ole Miss on Saturday will name a 130-seat theater as the Mary Ann Mobley Collins and Gary E. Collins Studio Theatre. The school says the gift, directed to the school by Clancy Collins White, will also fund as many as 10 scholarships, the school's first ever designated for theater and film students.
Historians survey Confederate cemetery for Union graves
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Gary Lancaster leaned over the computer set out in Friendship Cemetery among clusters of land surveying equipment the afternoon of Oct. 12.
On the screen in front of him was a rough underground map of the grave sites of about 1,000 soldiers who died in Columbus after the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 — soldiers whose lives and deaths he's been researching for years.
Mississippi governor condemns professor’s political tweet
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is condemning a professor's Twitter post that encouraged people to disrupt senators' meals the day Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court.
University of Mississippi sociology professor James Thomas tweeted Oct. 6 that people should put their fingers in senators' salads and, "They don't deserve your civility."
Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A donor's name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist.
Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to strip Ed Meek's name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The academic unit is now known just as the School of Journalism and New Media, without a namesake.
Board could remove Ole Miss donor’s name after Facebook post
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter says the state College Board could consider removing a donor's name from the Ole Miss journalism school after critics denounced a Facebook post by the donor as racist.
Vitter says in a statement Tuesday that he's submitting a request to trustees after the journalism faculty and three academic councils voted in favor of removing Ed Meek's name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media.
Letter: Name Ole Miss journalism school for black reporter
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After a Facebook post by a prominent University of Mississippi donor was denounced as racist, some professors say the university should rename its journalism school for an African-American journalist who crusaded against lynching.
Correction: Ole Miss Journalism-Racist Comment story
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about the University of Mississippi, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the university is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor's name from the journalism school. The university is trying to speed up the process of considering the removal. AP also erroneously reported that campus councils will ask the College Board to remove the donor's name. The councils could vote on that, and then the chancellor could make a request to the College Board.
University of Mississippi allows service dog back in class
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is allowing a service dog in the classroom with her handler, following criticism of a decision to ban the animal.
Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after ‘racial’ post
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university's journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone," the journalism school's dean said.
Dean Will Norton Jr. on Saturday said Ed Meek sent him a statement apologizing for his post and requesting to have his name removed from the School of Journalism and New Media.
Donor asks to have name removed from University of Mississippi’s journalism school following controversial Facebook post
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Donor asks to have name removed from University of Mississippi's journalism school following controversial Facebook post.
Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone."
The Latest: Faculty ask donor to remove name from school
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —
The Latest on a dispute at the University of Mississippi over a social media post by a donor (all times local):
Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi are asking a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone."
Ole Miss could distance itself from donor over racist post
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify problems that cause real estate values to fall.
University officials said they were considering removing Ed Meek's name from the journalism school. And, one of the women who was put in Meek's post without her knowledge said the post "reeks of racist ideology as well as misogyny."
The Latest: Target says Ole Miss donor’s post is ‘racist’
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Facebook post by the namesake of the University of Mississippi journalism school (all times local):
A University of Mississippi student is criticizing a prominent white Ole Miss donor for posting photos of her and another black woman to Facebook and suggesting the women could cause real estate values to fall.